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Iraq

Anbar Governor Critically Wounded by Mortar Fire

By Rudaw 7/9/2014
Photo: Ahmed al-Dulaimi
Photo: Ahmed al-Dulaimi
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The governor of Iraq’s Anbar province is in critical condition after injuries from mortar fire in the town of Barwana, which was recaptured from Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS) fighters.

Iraqi troops, in a joint operation with US warplanes, carried out several strikes in Anbar, specifically targeting IS militants near the Haditha dam.

Ahmed al-Dulaimi, the  governor of Iraq's largest province, had Tweeted nearly three hours prior to the operation that he was at the dam: "I am now at Haditha Dam. I confirm air strikes on ISIS. Their days are numbered."

A later Tweet said, “We have recaptured army positions around Haditha previously held by ISIS. American strikes are deliberate and precise.” Then again, he Tweeted that, "US jets have attacked ISIS positions in Al-Qa'im." 

US military jets have launched at least 133 airstrikes on IS strongholds since August 8. The air bombing in Anbar marked the first time US forces were intervening in the area.
 

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Kurdish jaş. | 7/9/2014
Kurdistan will fail. It's better to stay with the peaceful lovely arabs. Iraq is like paradise. Bijî iraq!!
hathairat khaoswan | 7/9/2014
Rudaw wrong again. Poor reporting
Flaminco | 7/9/2014
It seems the Shia's are using the fog of war to take out Sunni figures that might become a problem later, they haven't forgotten that many of these Sunni figures flip flop between supporting the Sunni insurgents and the government. This is not the first time they take out Sunni leaders either, a couple of Sunni tribal leaders have also been mysteriously killed, other figures have disappeared, they just blame IS and no one can prove otherwise.
..... | 7/9/2014
There are around 600 000 refuges in Rojava(west kurdistan) mostly from damascus, alepoo and know Shingal. The kurds there are like refuges to, becouse of the embargo on them. They are poor, weak, outgunned, and outnumbered. But they still have fought ISIS for 2 years, with just the help of PKK. Rudaw, how can you ignore this? WRITE ABOUT YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I DONT FUUCKING CARE ABOUT OBAMA; NATO EU. EMRBACE YOUR OWN PEOPLE.
Fr Ed White | 7/9/2014
May God bless and heal him.

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